The First Family of Vineyard Farming
Jim and Debbie Athearn, owners of Morning Glory Farm, still remember the day their children told him they weren’t interested in running the family business.
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Fire Station, EMS Building Clear Final Hurdle
Chilmark voters re-elected Jan Buhrman to the board of health and approved 10 spending questions at their annual town election Wednesday, including for the $11 million fire station project.
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Selectmen Clash Over Streetscape Plan
A divided board gave a green light to a plan that includes changing the parking configuration on Circuit avenue. Later, selectmen threw a monkey wrench in a state project to extend the Beach Road bike path.
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Chilmark Election Sees Board of Health Contest
Chilmark voters go to the polls Wednesday to decide a slate of spending questions and a two-way race for the board of health at the annual town election. Polls are open from noon to 8 p.m. at the Community Center.
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Chilmark Swiftly Approves New Firehouse
Chilmark voters enthusiastically approved an $11 million project to build a joint firehouse and EMS building and breezed through a flurry of school spending articles and capital improvement projects at their annual town meeting Monday evening.
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Mad Martha’s Ice Cream Stores Change Hands
The Mad Martha’s Ice Cream stores have been sold for $6 million, marking a new era for the iconic 50-year old Island business. The sale of three properties closed May 13.
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Follow the Food, Dining With the African Diaspora
Dr. Jessica Harris’s book High on the Hog is the inspiration for a new Netflix series, premiering May 26. She acts as a guiding force for the four-part documentary.
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New Firehouse Tops Warrant at Chilmark Town Meeting
A long-planned new firehouse and public safety building top the agenda when Chilmark voters convene for their annual town meeting Monday. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
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Spreading Gospel of Fresh Bagels to the Vineyard Faithful
Elana Carlson, who has been baking bagels for small crowds and weekend pop-ups across the Island since last spring, is officially launching Fantzye Bagels this summer.
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Chilmark Eases Restrictions at Menemsha
In a reversal, Chilmark selectmen voted Tuesday to ease restrictions in Menemsha following Gov. Charlie Baker’s announcement that the state would fully reopen by Memorial Day.
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